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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lily Pulitzer for Target

Hi Angels!!
 Happy New Year again from us here at the Pretty Presciption!  

The blogosphere has been abuzz about Target's next spring collection. On April 19th the Lily Pulitzer collection will be released online.  Lily Pulitzer is the queen of prep whose designs were worn by her schoolmate Jackie O.  Her bright understated patterns are quite a hit in the resort wear department at high end department stores.  

The collaboration is a one stop shop for this vacation season.  It features everything from bikinis, glassware, throw pillows and lawn chairs.  The clothing will also have plus sizes so everyone can be included. The price points are from $2-150.

Here are some pics courtesy of the Huffpost, PopSugar and ForbesLife. 

More beach/resort wear 
Poolside


Footwear 


I do have to say, although the reactions to the collection has been positive, there are a lot of unhappy campers. Some People on Social media that have other Lily Pulitzer pieces fear that this collection will make their pieces seem more common.  
As someone that has a collection of Target Philip Lim bags, I highly doubt that someone would mistake the high end articles with the Target ones.  The styles, colors and in this case even the patterns are exclusive to Target. So I don't see the need for the worry.

All in all this will be a great collection for Lily Pulitzer lovers.  It has a little something for everyone.  So what do we think Angels?  Will you be stalking Target.com on April 19th or is this a pass?  Let us know what you decide.

Until next time Angels,
Happy Haulin'


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Releases

Hi Angels,

I hope your new year is going well.  After a bout with the flu this Pretty Prescriber is ready for some new makeup.  Three of our favorite brands have released some eye catching products.  

MAC has just released their Viva Glam
collection with Miley Cyrus.  We spoke about this a few months back.  Well now it's online and ready to be purchased.  Here's the promo pic to refresh your memories (courtesy of maccosmetics.com):

We reviewed a palette by LORAC a while back called the UNZIPPED palette.  It was this brand's take on the naked craze that all makeup lines are following.  The brand is back with a follow up called  UNZIPPED GOLD. It is currently available at Ulta.  Here is a promo pic courtesy of Ulta:
Last but not least NARS has just released a new foundation to join the family.  It is called All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.  The brand calls it instant polished perfection in one drop.  Here is the pic courtesy of NARScosmetics.com


Angels, we here are excited to try these items and hear what you think of them.  In this game called make up, you'll never know what you like until you give it a try.  

Let us know if any of these items are a yes or no and of course why? 2015 is looking exciting in the world of makeup.  

Until next time Angels,
Happy Haulin'

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015

Happy New Year Angels!!!



We here at the Pretty Prescription are wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  We appreciate you and look forward to more adventures in style and beauty in 2015. 

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

LA GIRL GLAZED LIP PAINT

Hi Angels,
 
If you're our Facebook friend or one of our Instragam followers you saw us feature this product in our take on Splurge vs Steal. We're now back with a review on the LA GIRL glazed lip paints. These little beauties can also be great stocking stuffers for this time of the year.

LA GIRL is a good line with makeup artist products for drugstore prices.  Their line is definitely worth checking out.  Let's look at the lip paints we have in our collection.

The colors from left to right are Coy, Babydoll, Blushing, Bombshell and Hot Mess.


Here are our swatches in that order on MAC NW43 skin:

We also have some individualized swatches.

Coy

Babydoll

Blushing 

Bombshell

Hot Mess

As you can see the LA GIRL lip paints are true to color.  They go on smoothly like a lipstick with the shine of a lipgloss.  They wear for 2 hours without eating or drinking.  At the price point of $2.99-4.00  they can be reapplied.  You will not be disappointed with the purchase.  You can purchase them at your local Rite Aid, beauty supply or online at LAGIRLcosmetics.com and ikatehouse.com.

So Angels, what do you think? Are we going to purchase one of these beauties?  Do you already have a shade you love?  Or is this a pass?  Let us know how you feel?

Until next time Angels
Season's Greetings and Happy Haulin'



Thursday, December 11, 2014

MAC Nasty Gal Revisited


Hi Angels,

I don't know about you all but we here are feeling the stress of Holiday shopping.  From the day after Thanksgiving we've been bombarded with circulars and emails.  As the Holidays approach, we are slowly seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

The MAC Nasty Gal collection was a welcome distraction. The collection launched on December 4th and we were not dissapointed by the lovely matte lipsticks.  
Here are our swatches (nw43 skin)and pics: [from top to bottom Gunner, Runner,Stunner]

These lippies are perfect for the season and are non drying matte lipsticks.
They are smooth and true to color. The colors are a deep matte purple, matte brick and matte wine.  These three lipsticks can take you throughout this season.  The reds will keep you on trend with Marsala being the Pantone color of the year,  
Here are our pics of the actual lipsticks:
Stunner 

Runner 

Gunner


We are in love over here. A new lipstick will help us brave those holiday sales. Although Gunner is sold out, the other lipsticks are still available on maccosmetics.com.

So what do we think Angels?  Are we in
love?  Did we buy these lippies or are they on our Holiday wish list?  Let us know if you bought them and what your thoughts were.

Until next time Angels,
Happy Haulin'

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NARS vs Sonia Kashuk dupe

Hi Angels,

I hope you enjoyed your holiday.  I have to say my head is spinning from all these sales.  It's a little overwhelming. LOL. In an effort to focus I decided to try and find the HG Olivia Pope lipcolor for my skintone.  It's this berry/brown/pink that looks like your lips but better.  I went to Sephora and bought NARS' Bahama Velvet Matte lip pencil.  It's a creamy pencil that applies smoothly and in my favorite finish.  

I went to Target the next day and was browsing through the Sonia Kashuk line. I  found a dupe for NARS' Bahama.  It's Sonia Kashuk's Velvety matte crayon in Mulberry.  
Here are my two pencils together:

Isn't that crazy? Let's look at the swatches .

The NARS pencil is on top and the Sonia Kashuk pencil is on the bottom. There is very little difference in color and they wear the same.
 
The next picture is of the actual pencils.

Our last pic will be of myself wearing both pencils.
The NARS pencil is on the left and The Sonia Kashuk is on the right.  As you can see they look the same.  The NARS pencil lasts a little longer but I think that can be overlooked considering the price. The NARS pencil is $25 at sephora and department stores. The Sonia Kashuk pencil is $7.59 at Target. I will definitely be on the lookout for more colors.  

So what do we think Angels? Is this not a great steal? Do you have any of these pencils?  Let us know what you think.  

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Happy Thanksgiving Angels!  We are thankful for each and every one of you.  We pray that you enjoy a wonderfully blessed holiday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MAC PRABAL GURUNG Collection

This past Fashion Week Prabal Gurung debuted his makeup at his Fashion show.   Today November 20, 2014, the collection is available online.  Here is what MAC said about the collection.
"After seasons of backstage-to-runway beauty partnerships, M·A·C and Prabal Gurung debut their highly anticipated makeup collaboration. The modern glamour and immaculate style of the designer comes to life with M·A·C in an exclusive colour collection featuring smoky, gilded hues for eyes, lips and cheeks in ultra-luxurious, custom gold packaging."
Here are some promo pics courtesy of MACcosmetics.
 
This is the beauty shot used for the campaign.

Now let's look at the color story:

Lipstick ($30.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • Light English Red Sheer beige red (Lustre)
  • Carmine Rouge Clean true red (Matte)
  • Ultramarine Pink Mid-tone dirty violet (Satin)

Lipglass ($30.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • Light English Red Sheer beige nude
  • Carmine Rouge Clean true red
  • Ultramarine Pink Mid-tone dirty violet

Eyeshadow Duo ($40.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • Satin Ochre Soft pale white gold (Frost) / Coral orange (Matte)
  • Terre Shimmering neutral beige (Veluxe Pearl) / Mid-tone warm brown (Satin)
  • Cinder Smoky cool grey (Lustre) / Dark charcoal (Matte)

Kohl Power Eye Pencil ($20.00 U.S.(Limited Edition)

  • Feline Rich black

Chromagraphic Pencil ($20.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • NW25/NC30 Flesh-toned

Cream Colour Base ($70.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • Coral Lumineux Vivid coral creme

Bronzing Powder ($70.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • Matte Bronze Bare shouldered bronze

Brush ($70.00 U.S. (Limited Edition)

  • MAC + Prabal Gurung Square Handled Buffer
Here are some pics of the cosmetics.

This pic shows another view of the lush line.

This line will rival the higher end cosmetics like the Marc Jacobs, Aerin and the future Louboutin line. The packaging and the colors are lish and luxe. This is truly for the MAC collectors.  There is no pro discount on this collection.  

So what do we think Angels?  Are you going to be shopping online today or will you be at the stores on the 26th?  Let us know what you think or what you decide to buy.

Until next time Angels
Happy Haulin'


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Viva Glam Miley

Hi Angels,

Last month MAC announced that Miley Cyrus will be there next Viva Glam spokes person.  Here is what the brand said about the partnership:

M•A•C Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the next #VIVAGLAM spokesperson: Miley Cyrus. Arriving January 22,2015. Every cent of the selling price of #VIVAGLAM goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Courtesy of USMagazine.com we are showing you the promo pics:

The color story is :

Viva Glam Lipstick ($16.00)

  • Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Hot pink (Amplified)

Viva Glam Lipglass ($15.00)

  • Viva Glam Miley Cyrus Hot pink with sparkling pearl
And now let's look at the lipstick and lipglasss:

The word around town is mixed about this selection.  People either don't like Miley being the spokesperson or are bored that it's another pink lipstick/lipglass.  I for one will decide when I swatch the lippies.  All in all the purchase goes to a great cause.  

So what do you think Angels?  Are you going to be buying Viva Glam Miley?  Or will you be buying one of the other Viva Glams?  Let us know what you think and what you decide to buy.  

Until next time Angels,
Happy Haulin'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Great Discounts

Hi Angels,

I just received some great savings in my inbox this morning.  I'm going to pass them along because that's what friends do!!!!  Ain't no fun if the homies can't shop none!  LOL

Stila is giving an extra 25% off of their line neithe free shipping.  If there is something you've been stalking this is the best time.  Here's the add.  No code needed.
The  next discount is at three brands TODAY. Old Navy, GAP and Banana Republic are giving extra percentages off plus free shipping. The code is festive and is seen below in their ad.

Last but not least is one of my favorite stores.  Bloomingdales is in the midst of their Friends and Family Sale.  We are given an extra 25% off of all items that are not excluded in the fine print.

We here are excited for these extra savings.  We hope you will be able to take advantage of these extra savings.  They will allow you to save some money during the holiday season.